I am originally from Virginia where I attended Virginia Tech and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry. Following graduation, I attended the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. While in law school I was a member of the Patent Law Society that assisted individual inventors in applying for patent protection. I also clerked for several law firms in Chicago and Los Angeles. While clerking for these law firms, I had the opportunity to assist on work for the Grateful Dead in enforcing their various intellectual property rights.
I am admitted to practice law in both Virginia and California. I am also a licensed patent attorney with experience in technical fields covering electrical, software, chemical, mechanical, biomedical, industrial and others.
Once I moved out to Los Angeles, I started working immediately on intellectual property protection and enforcement matters for many clients, including Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.V., the Mexican company that makes Corona, Pacifico and Modelo beer, among other products. I also continued to practice patent prosecution and enforcement for clients in many diverse fields of business and technical disciplines. I also have over twelve years of experience litigating intellectual property disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants, both in trial and appellate courts.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1997||02/13/2017|
|Partner||Kelly Lowry & Kelley, LLP||2005 - Present|
|Senior Associate||Yanny & Smith, A Law Corporation||1998 - 2005|
|Associate||Law Offices of James C. Wray||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association||Member||N/A|
|The John Marshall Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||BSChE||1994|
|PACE Business Development Center||Protecting Your Intellectual Property||2010|
|CB Worldwide, Inc. d/b/a Mammoth Pet Products v. Xena Express, Inc.||Default Judgement for Plaintiff|
|Royal Pet Incorporated v. Timothy Edwards and Mary Edwards||Dismissal|
|Winner Int'l Royalty Corp. v. Wang||Federal Circuit reversed U.S. District Court|
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